WW1 Prussian Infantry Pickelhuabe Ersatz Cardboard Boy

1st Pickelhuabe, was it an ok purchase?
The Pickelhuabe has some of the threads missing on the visors so how should I have the threads replaced, or is there another way of restoring it. Everything is intact, only the threads are missing on half of the rear visor, and all the front visor but it is held on by the side rivets. Does anyone have any patterns/diagrams how the pickelhabes were stitched together? Anything helps! Thanks.
Is anyone into WW1 German Gas Masks? If so I can share photos?
 

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b.loree

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Welcome to the forum. Good purchase, I see no problems with your helmet. So it looks like you have a leather shell with cardboard visors? Regarding visor restitch you can go into the restoration section and see lots of photos and descriptions of how to do it, or I offer a restoration service and can do it for you. Regarding gas masks go for it, many of our members have them in their collections.
 
How much is the restitch service? The thing is I am ND so I am not too far from the border but i am not sure how much ship will be there and back. I did pay a lot for the pickelhaube.
 
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